You could practically spend your entire Massachusetts vacation outdoors. In the spring, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and cheering on the Red Sox at historic Fenway Park. In the summer, soaking up the sun on gorgeous beaches, white water rafting, whale watching, putt sinking, ice cream eating, and still cheering on the Sox. In the fall, leaf peeping at the brilliant foliage; losing your voice at a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium; petting goats, picking apples and sipping cider at any number of picture perfect small farms; and yep, still cheering on the Sox. Think there are no outdoor activities in the winter? Think again. There’s skiing, riding and tubing at one of 12 fantastic ski areas; dog sledding; and ice fishing; all while heatedly discussing the spring prospects for the Sox, of course.

MAY IS WETLANDS MONTH, and JUNE IS RIVERS MONTH! The 2015 Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months Calendar, covering more than 200 river- and wetland-related events in Massachusetts from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, July 5, has been compiled by the Mass. Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration

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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    10 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Wendell State Forest +
    9 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours +
    6 saves

    Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours

    Boston

  • Lake Mattawa +
    6 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    5 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • White's Landing +
    5 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    4 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Good Times +
    2 saves

    Good Times

    Charlestown

  • Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31 +
    2 saves

    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

  • Whaling City Expeditions +
    1 saves

    Whaling City Expeditions

    New Bedford

  • Red Top Sporting Goods Inc +
    0 saves

    Red Top Sporting Goods Inc

    Buzzards Bay

  • Boston Lobster Tours

    Boston

    Come join us for an unforgettable excursion on board an authentic lobster boat, while we talk about the great history... more

    + 25 saves
  • Provincetown Whale Watches

    Provincetown

    Provincetown Whale Watches are an adventure you will talk about for the rest of your life! Each trip is narrated... more

    + 13 saves
  • Noanet Woodlands

    Dover

    You will find more than 17 miles of shady trails and woods roads for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.... more

    + 6 saves
  • Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

    Boston

    Fully narrated trolley tours of Boston with 17 stops and unlimited reboarding privileges all day, including FREE admission to the Old... more

    + 6 saves
  • Liberte, The Schooner

    Falmouth

    Three-masted stay sail-rigged schooner departing 3 times a day from Falmouth Harbor. A short history of the area will be given... more

    + 5 saves
  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

    + 4 saves
  • Bass River Charters

    Dennis- Yarmouth

    Cape Cod has some of New England's best sport fishing. Whether we're fishing the shoals off Nantucket Island, the back... more

    + 3 saves
  • Long Point Wildlife Refuge

    West Tisbury

    Whether you want to play in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt- and freshwater ponds, or explore... more

    + 3 saves
  • Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruises & Events

    Salem

    Cruise with us daily from Salem's historic Pickering Wharf into the beautiful protected waters of Salem Sound for a memorable... more

    + 3 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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